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Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has had successful surgery to repair a sports hernia.
The Indians said Brantley had the operation on Thursday in Philadelphia. The procedure took just 24 minutes to complete. Brantley is expected to need between three and six weeks to recover. Brantley will begin therapy next week in Florida and he is not expected to be restricted once he begins his offseason conditioning program.
Brantley batted a team-best .288 in 149 games this season. He hit six homers with 60 RBIs and had 12 steals.
The 25-year-old has spent four seasons with Cleveland, which acquired him as part of the deal for ace CC Sabathia in 2008.
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Michael Brantley is coming off his best Major League season with the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, the season ended with the Indians in fourth place in the American League Central with 91 losses. Brantley, though, will be part of the Indians future as the team tries to rebuild and compete. As part of ensuring his health and success next season, Brantley underwent sports...
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